Restaurants in Hermanus

Posted: 2 March 2012 by Jenny Meyer Category: Hermanus, Restaurants and places to eat, Things to do, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , ,

Restaurants in Hermanus

Above and beyond the chain store restaurants in Hermanus like the Wimpy, KFC, Steers, Simply Asia, Ocean Basket, Col’Cacchios and Debonairs  etc, Hermanus has a plethora of restaurants that are only found in this seaside town.  We’ve briefly described a few of the types of restaurants you can find in Hermanus along with a list of contact details.  We shall be happy to give you more information and make reservations on your behalf during your stay at Eastbury Cottage.

During the Winter months, many of these restaurants run specials such as “order one, get one free”, or there are added incentives like a free glass of wine, no corkage or a starter to the meal.  Specials usually begin towards the end of April and go through May and June into July.  Sometimes even August brings a special or two to the dining table.  LB Seafood Bistro looks after its pensioners on a Thursday where you can eat off the R100 per meal menu or buy one get one free out of peak season.

Restaurants in Hermanus

Restaurants, cafes and coffee shops spill onto the Market Square pavement on the seafront




Brand new and with great reviews:

Char’d Grill and Wine Bar  tel 028 3121986  Shop no 4 Village Square Market Street, Hermanus.

Heritage Cottage, 21 Marine Drive ( just around the corner from the Mayflower) tel 028 312 2859


Being a seaside town, almost all the restaurants in Hermanus sell seafood in one form or another. But it’s the restaurants that specialise exclusively in seafood that you should look out for and give a try. If you’re looking for a take-out meal to eat on the cliff paths or at home, try JP’s Seafood located just next to Pick ‘n Pay in the Main Road or The Olde Fish Shoppe.  Everything is prepared fresh so you’ll have to wait for a while but the food – and the price! – is well worth it.   If you’re looking for a sit-down meal then go ahead to the following Restaurants to name a couple:

Fisherman’s Cottage, located in the courtyard just in front of the Village Square. All fish is fresh, tastily prepared and very reasonable. The restaurant, with a great atmosphere and lovely staff, does only has about ten tables, so booking in season would be advised.

LB Seafood Bistro in the Village square is a firm favourite with wonderful views of Walker Bay.  Yes, that is from where I saw my first whale of the season jumping in the bay! It is situate on the first floor of the Village Square…take the lift if you don’t like the stairs.

Bientang’s Cave down on the rocks below Marine Drive is also a great place to have lunch or dinner.

restaurants in hermanus Bientang’s Cave Restaurant on the rocks









Sadly, award winning restaurant Bs Steakhouse and Grill burnt down last year but you can find Bruce doing his magic at La Vierge on the R320 Wine Route in the Hemel-en-Aarde.

Enjoy Italian Food?  Hermanus is lucky to be home to two top-grade Italian restaurants. Rossi’s, found in High Street, prides itself in being Hermanus’ oldest Italian restaurant as well as is continued use of a unique wood-fire oven. Running since 1985 Rossi’s is a reasonably priced, family restaurant with a lively, friendly atmosphere, excellent food, great service and outstanding value. The next authentic Italian restaurant is Fabio’s Ristorante Italiano, situated just off the Main Road as you reach the CBD of Hermanus from Cape Town’s side. Fabio’s Ristorante with its added quaint sidewalk tables in St Peter’s Lane is a genuine Italian Restaurant owned by true Italian, Fabio.  Also family friendly, Fabio’s has many specialties to keep your taste buds satisfied.

Pizzerias: Col Cacchio’s at the Woolies Centre and 

Coffee shops/light meals. Hermanus has a great range of quaint little coffee shops that all sell great little bites to eat. One of the popular coffee shops to go to is Oskars, situated in opposite the Red Sheds in Market Square. The menu is versatile and exiting, the staff is friendly and it’s situated in the middle of town so it’s not out of the way. While not a coffee shop, Coco’s cocktail lounge also has a great range of light meals and a great cocktail menu for those nights when you want to sit on top of the world and watch the sun set over the ocean.

Vineyard Eateries

La Vierge, Sumaridge and Heaven offer restaurants in the Hemel en Aarde Valley along the Wine Route where you can enjoy wine tasting and delicious meals at the same time. Celebration functions and small wedding receptions are also catered for at La Vierge.

Farm house cooking is at its best at Mogg’s Country Cookhouse also found on the R320 in the Hemel en Aarde Valley.

Gourmet.  For those who want to spoil themselves to a fancier meal, there’s the Marine Hotel restaurant. With exquisite food and an even better view of the ocean this restaurant is definitely the place to go to spoil yourself. Likewise, Burgundy restaurant, found just on the tip of Harbour Road, also has a great view of the ocean and a more sophisticated menu, although kids’ meals are also offered.

With a sea view.  Many of the restaurants and coffee shops have a sea view but the best place to look is around the Village Square. A cluster of restaurants and coffee shops housed here, give a wide variety of good food with an even better view. There’s also Dutchies and Milkwood, two restaurants situated on Grotto Beach and Onrus Beach respectively. These two restaurants cater for the needs of the hungry beach-goers, those looking for a view of the spectacular ocean and everybody in between. Lunch with a view on the seafront at Village Square





Spoilt for choice: Virtually every restaurant in Hermanus has a menu with different options; even the Italian places offer seafood for those in the mood. It’s a good idea to have a quick look at the place’s menu if you’re uncertain but it’s a slim chance that the menu will be very restricting, no matter where you go. A restaurant I have found that serves a great variety of amazing food is Tapas, situated just across the car park from the Village Square. While rather small, Tapas has a great atmosphere and a menu that caters for the adventurous, the meat-lover, the vegetarian and those who prefer firm favourites like chilli poppers!

Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants in Hermanus a few in the other seaside towns of the Overstrand and Cape Whale Coast Route:

We shall keep this list updated for your convenience.


At the Village Stall (Hemel en Aarde) +27 (0) 28 3162407

Art Café (Stanford)

Beira-Mar Portuguese Restaurant at Sandbaai 0633887715

Barefoot Cook  Aberdeen Street, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3124681

Barke Restaurant (Stanford)

Bellas  Van Blommenstein Road, Onrus  +27 (0)28-3162967

Bite to Eat (See Fusion Cafe) Seafront

Bientangs Cave  Below Marine Drive, on the rocks in a cave, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3123454

Birkenhead Brewery  Stanford  +27 (0)28-3410183

Burgundy Restaurant  Seafront Marine Drive Market Square  +27 (0)28-3122800

Cattle Baron Grill & Bistro  Harbour Road Lemms Corner Hermanus  +27 (0)283130384

Clocktower Bistro  Sandbaai  +27 (0)28 3164301

Coco’s  Seafront 1st Floor Village Square, Marine Drive  +27 (0)28-3131178

Col’cacchio’s  Pizza and delicious salads Woolworths building Mitchell Street (+27(0)28 3121479

Cuckoo Tree  Rodnick Croft Building, Main Road  +27 (0)28-3123430

Creation Wines (Hemel en Aarde) 27 (0) 28 2121107

Dassiesfontein  N2 between Botriver en Caledon  +27 (0)28-2141475

Die Plaaskombuis (@Hemel en Aarde) +27 (0) 28 3121857

Debonaires Pizza  Main Road, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3131313

Soul Cafe (Opposite Marine Hotel)  +27 (0)28-3132137 Wonderful Friday night live band music! Rock till you drop!

Dutchies on Grotto  On the beach 10th Avenue, Grotto Beach, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3141392

Eat Restaurant  Section 4,5 and 6 Hemel and aarde  +27 (0)28-3162348

Eatery, The   In Victoria Square 028 3132970

Eden Café  Gateway Centre  +27 (0)28-3124439

Wooden Barrel  Seafront Village Square Marine Drive  +27 (0)28-3124377

Fabio’s Ristorante Italiano 60 St Peters Lane, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3130532

Feathers Bistro  Onrus  +27 (0)28-3164081

Fishermans Cottage  Fisherman’s Village Lemm’s Corner  +27 (0)28-3123642

Fusion Cafe  Seafront Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanu  +27 (0)28 312 4277

Garbrielskloof  on the N2 towards Caledon +27 (0) 28 2849865

Gecko Bar  Seafront at New Harbour  +27 (0)28-3124665

Goddards Grill  Cnr Molteno & Roos Street, Onrus  +27 (0)28-3162827

Grilleri 87 Marine Drive, Hermanus +27 (0)28 3131685

G & F Restaurant (Stanford) +27 (0) 28-3410662

Harbour Rock Seafood Grill & Sushi Bar  Seafront at New Harbour, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3122920

Hawston Superette Halaal Butchery Hawston +27(0)28 3151257

Heaven Restaurant  Newton Johnson Estate, Hemel en Aarde  +27(0)729053947

Hermanus Fish Shoppe  73 Main Road, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3130192

Just Pure Bistro Seafront Marine Drive +27 (0)28-3131193

KCs (Stanford) +27 (0)28 341o719

 KFC  Royal Cntr 141 Main Rd  +27 (0)28-3130257

Kleinriver Picnics (Stanford) +27 (0) 28 341 0693

La Cerise  Royal Center, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3123456

La Luna Pizza Pasta  Gateway Food Court  +27 (0)28-3130333

La Pentola Seafront Marine Drive +27(0) 283131685

La Vierge Restaurant  Hemel & Aarde Valley  +27 (0)28-3132007

LB Seafood Bistro and Sushi Grill  Seafront 24 Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3123611

Milkwood Restaurant  On Onrus Beach  +27 (0)28-3161516

Moggs Country Cookhouse  Hemel & Aarde Valley 11km on R320  +27 (0)28-3124321

Molteno’s Restaurant  Cnr Molteno and Viljoen Street, Onrus  +27 (0)28-3162658

Mustangs  Lower Level, Gateway Centre  +27 (0)28-3132384

Ocean Basket  Seafront Marine Drive Village Square  +27 (0)28-3121313

Origins Restaurant at the Marine Hotel Hermanus +27 (0)28-3131000

Oskars Deli +27 (0)28 3130629 / 3121515

Paradiso  Seafront 83 Marine Drive, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3131153

Pear Tree, The - Village Square Waterfront Piazza +27 (0) 28 3121224

Première Restaurant  Western Cape Hotel & Spa, Arabella  +27 (0)28-2840000

Quayside Cabin  On the quay at Lower Slipway New Harbour  +27 (0)28-3130752 www.dining-out/goto/quaysidecabin

Raka Wines R326 Stanford +27 (0)28 3410676

Rossi’s Italian Restaurant  10 High Str Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3122848

Rivendell Wine Tasting & Bistro +27 (0) 28 2849185

Savannah Café  Opposite Old Station/Info Centre  +27 (0)28-3124259

Seafood At The Marine  The Marine Hotel Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3131000

Source Restaurant  Hornbill House, Hemel and Aarde Village  +27 (0)28-1250025

Shuntin Shed ( Botriver) +27(0) 2849443

Stanford Harvest R43 Stanford +27 (0)834098126

Springfontein Stanford +27 (0) 34 10651

Tapas – Food & Wine Bar  Seafront Market Square, Hermanus  +27 (0)28 312 4840

Tapas Restaurant    +27(0)72 390 7375

Tasting Room (Stanford @ Stanford Hills Estate)+27 (0) 72 6396135

Tipples Bar and Grill +27 (0)28 3130377 in Mitchell Street and at Vermont

The Class Room Restaurant & Function venue  Hemel & Aarde Village Main Rd  +27 (0)28-3163582

The Soul Cafe  181 Main Road, Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3132137

Tosca Cozinha Portuguese Gateway Centre Hermanus +27 (0) 3130333

Two Oceans Restaurant  Village Square, Market Street  +27 (0)28-3131224

Tuscany Coffee Shop (Gansbaai) +27 (0) 028 3840258

Wimpy  Village Square Hermanus  +27 (0)28-3124388


Cover Photo: Courtesy of Janny Venafro

Article: Danica Kreusch  Edited: Jenny Fenn


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